General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc. (G-OTS) has been awarded a $36 million contract for 21 forging sets and 660 warhead housings to support the production of guided missile warhead sections for the AGM-84H/K Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) weapon system ordered by Saudi Arabia.
The firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) located China Lake, California as the sale is being conducted through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
The contract work will be performed in Anniston, Alabama, and is expected to be completed in March 2028.
AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER is an advanced stand off precision-guided, air-launched cruise missile produced by Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the U.S. Armed Forces and their allies.
The missile was developed from the AGM-84E Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM) which was in turn developed by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems from the McDonnell Douglas Harpoon anti-ship missile.
The SLAM-ER is capable of attacking land and sea targets around 270 km away.
The SLAM-ER can be remotely controlled while in flight, and it can be redirected to another target after launch if the original target has already been destroyed, or is no longer considered to be dangerous. The SLAM-ER relies on the Global Positioning System (GPS) and infrared imaging for its navigation and control, and it can strike both moving and stationary targets.